October 28, 2021

Coronavirus briefs 11/4

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Cortland County: 8 new cases, 1 death confirmed

Cortland County reported eight new confirmed COVID-19 cases Tuesday, raising the number of confirmed cases to 874 — 783 new cases since Aug. 21. One person died Monday and three others remain hospitalized.

In all, 1,981 cases have been confirmed in Cayuga, Tompkins and Cortland counties and six people have died.

nhe Cortland County Health Department was monitoring 750 patients, 79 of them confirmed positive. Three people are hospitalized, bringing to 11 the number hospitalized since the pandemic began. The Cortland County Health Department has received 38,765 negative test results. The county has reported one death.

Tompkins County reported one new case Monday, the number of confirmed cases rising to 660, according to the state Health Department. A total of 480,981 people were tested. Three people have died.

In Cayuga County, the state Health Department reported nine new cases Monday. Confirmed cases rose to 465. The state reports 54,380 people have been tested. Three people have died.

SUNY Cortland: 2 new cases

SUNY Cortland reported two new confirmed cases of coronavirus Tuesday, bringing the total to 606 since students began returning for the fall, 40 of them currently active, the college reported.

The college is at 57 cases of its 100-case limit between Oct. 24 and Nov. 6, and the State University of New York has continued restrictions to remote only learning in place since Oct. 7. The college announced Sunday it will not have in-person classes for the rest of the semester.

The college has 71 students quarantined on campus pending test results; 32 others are in isolation.

Cases regarding SUNY Cortland students are reported to the county health department of the student’s residence, so some student cases may not be included with Cortland County Health Department data.

Other colleges

Cornell University has reported 158 confirmed cases since Aug. 15. It reported four cases Friday and one case Sunday. It was at 10 cases of its 100-case limit between Oct. 24 and Nov. 6 before it must move to remote learning.

Tompkins Cortland Community College reported a case of coronavirus Friday, bringing it to four cases since Aug. 1, show state data. The college has tested 673 people. Seven are quarantined, five are in isolation.

Public schools

Since the school year began, here are how many cases of COVID-19 have been reported at schools, according to the state Health Department.

Wells College goes remote

AURORA — Wells College in Aurora will suspend all in-person activity through Sunday after a student tested positive for COVID-19, the college announced Tuesday.

All students, faculty and staff received instructions Tuesday morning about coronavirus testing that will continue today on campus.

President Jonathan Gibralter told students to return to their residence hall rooms to self-quarantine, and said they should remain in their rooms except for testing or to pick up a to-go meal at the dining hall.

“While it is unfortunate that we have our first case of COVID-19 on campus, it is not a surprise given the recent surge in cases in our region and throughout the country,” Gibralter said.